Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Violet in Manhattan

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Violet in the Park Avenue median, Manhattan.

“In the lower 80s” in the Park Avenue median (Upper East Side of Manhattan).

Image: GrrlScientist, 26 April 2009 [larger view].


  1. #1 Martin
    April 29, 2009

    Great picture. I’m from New Jersey originally, and I would have called that flower a Violet, not a Johnny Jump-Up. The flower I learned to call “Johnny Jump-Up” has a multicolored blossom like a tiny pansy (not to be confused with violas, which are also like tiny pansies, but not as tiny as Johnny Jump-Ups).

  2. #2 DrA
    April 30, 2009

    Johnny Jump-up is a common name for Viola tricolor, basically a wild pansy. This looks like a common blue violet, although a white with blue veins morph occurs in many populations. A few zillion grow in my yard as pretty weeds.
    Strikes me it doesn’t take much nature to please city people,and one level, this disconnect is worrisome.

  3. #3 DrA
    April 30, 2009

    OK what have you sciBloggers done that prevents my browser from returning to the sciblogs last 24 hrs page by hitting my back button? All the pages are sporting the new Top Posts gadget. Does correlation equate to causation of annoyance in this case?

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